Fantasy Football Week 4 Quarterback Rankings: Aaron Rodgers Clear No. 1

by abournenesn

September 30, 2015

The New England Patriots are on a bye in Week 4 of the NFL season, which means fantasy football owners won’t be able to play Tom Brady, who leads the league in pass yards.

On the bright side, there are plenty of other quarterbacks with favorable matchups this week. Let’s take a look at the best of the group in the Week 4 QB rankings.

1) Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
Week 3 Opponent: San Francisco 49ers
2015 Stats: 771 yards, 10 TD, 0 INT

Rodgers leads the league in touchdown passes and is going up against a 49ers defense that ranks 27th in passing yards allowed. Expect another monster day from the Packers QB.

2) Andrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts
Week 3 Opponent: Jacksonville Jaguars
2015 Stats: 753 yards, 5 TD, 7 INT

The Jaguars were dominated by Tom Brady and the New England Patriots offense in Week 3, and we could see a similar offensive output from Luck in Week 4. Luck has turned the ball over a lot more than fantasy owners would have predicted through three games, but Jacksonville has only one interception on the season.

3) Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks
Week 3 Opponent: Detroit Lions
2015 Stats: 692 yards, 4 TD, 2 INT

Wilson found a way to incorporate Jimmy Graham into the offense in Week 3 and it resulted in a 26-0 win over the Bears. Expect another good performance from Wilson against a Lions defense that ranks 26th in pass yards allowed and whose pass rush has struggled to put pressure on opposing quarterbacks.

4) Carson Palmer, Arizona Cardinals
Week 3 Opponent: St. Louis Rams
2015 Stats: 803 yards, 9 TD, 2 INT

The Rams have a pretty good defense and rank T-1st with 13 sacks, but the Cardinals are at home, where they have dominated with Palmer at quarterback. His offensive line should give him enough time to throw on a Rams secondary that lacks a shutdown corner.

5) Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers
Week 3 Opponent: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
2015 Stats: 685 yards, 5 TD, 2 INT

The Panthers will be 4-0 after beating the Buccaneers in Week 4. Newton has been productive through the air, but he also leads all quarterbacks with 144 rush yards and two rushing touchdowns. He’s a smart play this week.

6) Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons
Week 3 Opponent: Houston Texans
2015 Stats: 946 yards, 5 TD, 1 INT

Ryan ranks second in the league in passing yards and has a trustworthy target in No. 1 receiver Julio Jones, who arguably is the best candidate for MVP right now. The Texans have a good defensive front, but Ryan is able to get the ball out quickly to avoid the pass rush.

7) Derek Carr, Oakland Raiders
Week 3 Opponent: Chicago Bears
2015 Stats: 726 yards, 5 TD, 1 INT

Carr has back-to-back 300-yard games and is playing a horrible Bears defense that’s given up eight passing touchdowns, the second most in the league. Chicago also traded defensive end Jared Allen and linebacker Jonathan Bostic earlier in the week.

8) Philip Rivers, San Diego Chargers
Week 3 Opponent: Cleveland Browns
2015 Stats: 890 yards, 5 TD, 4 INT

The Browns defense has given up six passing touchdowns with only one interception. Rivers ranks fourth in the NFL in passing yards, and if the Chargers offensive line protects him a little better, he could have a breakout game.

9) Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos
Week 3 Opponent: Minnesota Vikings
2015 Stats: 755 yards, 5 TD, 3 INT

After a rough Week 1, Manning has bounced back with two straight quality performances, including a Week 3 win over Lions during which he passed for 324 yards with a pair of touchdown passes.

10) Eli Manning, New York Giants
Week 3 Opponent: Buffalo Bills
2015 Stats: 765 yards, 4 TD, 0 INT

Manning has protected the football quite well for someone who consistently ranks among the leaders in interceptions, and with Victor Cruz returning to a receiver group that already includes Odell Beckham Jr. and Rueben Randle.

Thumbnail photo via Jeff Hanisch/USA TODAY Sports Images

Thumbnail photo via Sep 28, 2015; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) throws a pass during the fourth quarter against the Kansas City Chiefs at Lambeau Field. Green Bay won 38-28. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

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